Parking Permits

Residential and 9-hour Meter Permits can now be purchased online!

Already have a permit? You may already have an online account. Email us or call 360.753.8017 x0 to get your login information.

Online portal users can also manage the vehicles on their permits, pay parking citations and request an appeal hearing from any computer or mobile device.

Leased Lot permits for 2019 will be available online beginning in December.

Residential Parking Permit

Allows residents of downtown and surrounding areas to park within their own residential zone free of meter fees and/or time restrictions. Residents and visitors must be registered to avoid receiving a citation. Cost: $10 per vehicle

9-Hour Meter Permit

Allows permit holders to park free at 9-hour meters and offers a cost savings over standard meter rates. Available for all of Downtown or just the Eastside zone. View our downtown parking map for locations of 9-hour meters. Cost: $30 or $60 per month

  • The Eastside zone is bordered by Plum St, 4th Ave, Eastside St and 8th Ave
  • You must provide current vehicle registration. When your permit expires, you must re-register or pay the meter.
  • Permits are valid for 9-hour meters only. If you park at a 3-hour meter, you must pay the meter or you will get a ticket.
  • The permit belongs to the vehicle, not the driver: If you drive a different vehicle, you must pay the meter. Your vehicle license information is entered into our computer. That is how we know the vehicle is in the program.

Leased Parking Lot Permits

City of Olympia Leased parking lots are located throughout downtown and allow users to park anytime for one flat fee per month. Permits go on sale in December for the following year and may be purchased for the whole year at that time. Cost: Varies

Parking Meter Hood & Overtime Permits

Allows vehicles that are providing services at homes or businesses or special uses (bus parking, event vehicles, etc.) to park free of meter fees and/or time restrictions. Cost: $10 per space, per day


Contact Parking Services at 360.753.8017 or

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